Earl N. Buffett, 94; Trooper Headed Clark Family Security

Earl N. Buffett, 94; Trooper

Headed Clark Family Security

COOPERSTOWN – Earl Nathaniel Buffett, Jr., 93, a retired state trooper and former head of security for the Clark family interests,passed away, Jan. 1, 2019, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Oneonta.
A native of Long Island himself, he was born May 9, 1925, in Huntington, a son of Earl Nathaniel and Estelle May Conklin-Buffett.
After graduating from high school, Buffett enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 30, 1943, and served as an aviation cadet during World War II at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas. He received training as a B-24 Aerial Gunner, Bombardier and Navigator. He served as a second lieutenant with the 231st Army Air Force Base Unit from Nov. 11, 1944, until his discharge on Dec. 19, 1945.
He married Jennie May Sammis Easter Sunday, April 17, 1948. They began raising their family on Long Island and in 1956 moved to Cooperstown.
Here, Buffett began his career in law enforcement as a state trooper. Working out of the Oneonta barracks, he served as a zone sergeant in Troop C, retiring at the age of 49. He then went to work for Stephen Clark as head of security for the Cooperstown area Clark properties, including The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore House.
Earl is survived by five children and 16 grandchildren: Sandra Schecher and her husband, Henry J. Schecher III, of Cooperstown; Bruce Buffett of Norfolk, Va; Lynda Morris and her husband, David A. Morris, of Traverse City, Mich.; Laurie Kearns and her husband, Gary Kearns, of Cooperstown; and Lisa Leslie and her husband, Edwin Leslie, of Fly Creek; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years on June 10, 2013, and by a half brother, David Owen Buffett, in 1991.
The Service of the Burial of the Dead with the Holy Eucharist was celebrated by the Rev’d Dane E. Boston on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Christ Episcopal Church.
The Committal Service and burial will take place later this Spring at Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown, the Rev’d Boston officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home.


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